My dream has been to build a house but to date time has been my problem. I am offering a very small cabin (+tenting area) BUT with NO utilities for weekly rental until the house is built.  The cabin will sleep three easily, in a double bed area in the apex of the roof and a very comfortable single  z bed. Bedding is NOT supplied I.e sleeping bags, sheets etc. There is a “camping shower” but of course no running water, but this can be obtained from the stream or lake - we have used this for drinking after boiling, but I am sure it would be ok without. Excellent toilets & hot showers (2$ for 6 min) are available in the village 5min away by car. There are oil lamps available and a generator available on request. There is a chemical toilet  - but plenty of private trees and area - to really get back to nature!  Electricity might be connected in 2011 - but with no guarantee. There is plenty of space to erect tents but caravans or “RV’s” are not permitted by local law. The cabin has a small gas cooker with 2 burners including an oven/grill. Cutlery and cooking utensils are available together with a firepit and barbeque - and plenty of wood! The cabin is surrounded on three sides with a large decking. A new three person swing chair, a glass table and four chairs and 2 hammocks are available for your use.

The land is dissected naturally by a little stream that just before terminating in the Big Rideau has a spectacular waterfall as it drops nearly 30 metres. In the winter the lake has two feet of ice and is great for snowmobiles with plenty of natural trails in the surrounding countryside for walking, skiing and indeed snowmobiling. On the land, one can often see plenty of animals particularly deer, porcupines and even  an occasional skunk - best seen from a distance! There is a small, private jetty for mooring a boat with launch facilities nearby. Westport is 3 miles by car, 1 mile by boat. Steps are to the water’s edge with three partially tree shaded decks for sunbathing and watching the world pass by! In the winter, downhill skiing facilities are a few miles away, although not very high mountains!  In the summer the water is superb for swimming - crystal clear and now weeds and amazingly warm just a like a heated swimming  -

A new house will be  built that will have spectacular views of the lake which is about two miles across and several miles in length. It eventually connects to the St Lawrence, and thus the Atlantic. In the summer it is perfect for swimming being very warm - just like a public swimming pool amazing, especially considering the temperature differential between winter and summer.

The water is perfectly safe, but young children need to be watched as the water is fairly deep 10 meters from the shore. No weeds and crystal clear. Very good fishing. Completely private. One definitely needs a car for transportation. Ideal for barbecues next to the lake or by the cascading stream, or on a large deck surrounding a strategically placed (for the view) garden chalet. Two new mountain bikes available for guests to use.

This property is available to rent from the summer of 2010 and although the cabin is not exactly “The Ritz” it will  give a family or two a wonderful camping holiday with private land, fishing and swimming. Although the Ritz lacks many modern day requirements it would suit a family or two (or more) that requires a quasi camping holiday with absolutely excellent private site (no neighbour on the right , on left 30metres away. Steps to lake by side of stream are totally private

Westport, Canada

“The Ritz” Cabin, Westport, Ontario, Canada

Situated 1 hr from the airports of Ottawa and about 3.5 hr from Toronto, this property is located just outside the quaint little village of Westport, with nearly six acres of partially wooded (Pine & Hickory) and grass that offer superb views of the “Big Rideau” one of the many lake/rivers in Canada. Westport is a beautiful little town very popular for tourism - but most importantly uncrowded.

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View from on of the 3 private decks

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